Melbourne Cup 1930: How Phar Lap Won Australia's Greatest by Geoff Armstrong

By Geoff Armstrong

The 4 days previous the notorious 1930 Melbourne Cup are retold during this exciting account. whilst Phar Lap, a celebrated racehorse, generated remarkable pleasure one of the public, bookmakers have been full of dread—a victory for the favourite might rate them greatly. In an incident ripped from a gangster motion picture, a gunman attempted to shoot Phar Lap on a quiet suburban road. together with his existence at risk and people closest to him terrified, the champion used to be lively away to a mystery position whereas one of many city's such a lot celebrated detectives sought for the culprits. Even an hour prior to the bounce, Phar Lap's whereabouts remained a secret, and whilst he ultimately arrived on the tune, the large crowd cheered him on. Research from horseracing specialists and during interviews with eyewitnesses make up this chronicle of the great race during this gripping activities heritage.

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